Preston Caribbean Carnival


A Taste of the Caribbean for Flakefleet

Year, type of grant

2021-22, Open, Small Grants

Grant awarded

£1,500 over 2 months


A day of workshops and exhibitions by members of the Preston Caribbean Carnival at a local school, followed by a group visit to the 2022 Carnival.

Who, what, where

  • Children 8-10 years, from the local community
  • Carnival, combined arts
  • Widening participation in the arts
  • England, North West, Preston

How this project supported Ragdoll Foundation aims

The trustees were delighted to be supporting a carnival application and felt that this first contact between the school and long-established Preston Caribbean Carnival could lead to greater arts engagement for the school in the future. As the applicant mentioned, “Lancashire has a particularly low take up of the arts and the annual carnival may be the only art form that some people have experienced.”